Constellations

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i
You left that morning
without a word
    leaving behind
tomorrow's eclipse
and stillborn breaths,

but I remember
when
love came softly

moments
when passion paused
  only long enough
to inhale the constellations.

ii
I trip over stardust,
as the moon turns away
and know, 

I am the only one 
who can still taste the comets
in those fractured seconds 
when time stood still
and the stars still burned
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I have been reading poetry

I have been reading poetry since the Spring of1973, and, in all that time, this is one of the most brilliant uses of astronomy as metaphor that I have ever read.  And, although this may sound trite, this reminds me of the fragment of a poem recited in an early episode of Star Trek, in which the sense of the cosmos, out there, gave the poem so much more resonance.  This is exactly what happens in your poem.  I am just overwhelmed by it, and I found it by random browsing.  In my opinion, this poem is one of the centerpieces of your entire collection, and I am very, very grateful to have found it.  I am going to bookmark it so i can come back and visit again.


Starward

 

word_man's picture

a beautiful,emotional write

a beautiful,emotional write koko

sootyash's picture

Thats beautiful!

Always love a good star poem. 

Happy new year!


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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

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Ron

Happy New Year, Ron!

Hugs!


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had a little stroke christmas

had a little stroke christmas night but i am o k

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Sorry

Me too.

Last night in hospital

Hugs n prayers


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word_man's picture

well maybe we will make it

well maybe we will make it through

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We

are both still here yet..

One day at a time:)


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....

Words

 

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We

Are both still here yet..

One day at a time:)


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....

Words

 

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Koko

I am sorry to hear you have been not well. May this coming year be abundant with good health. <3 hugs


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Thanks! Happy New year!

Thanks! Happy New year!


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Stephen's picture

Very beautifully stated emotions.

Stephen

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Hello Stephen

Thank you so much!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Poetry is passion,imagination & soul mixing together....

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allets's picture

"Comet tasting"

Something I should definitely get into - good one. Mello. - slc


 

 

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Allets

Thank you very much for your kind review 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours 


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